Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s summer residence on the Black Sea for talks on Thursday about the Syrian conflict, the Kremlin said, a visit that underscored Moscow’s status as Assad’s chief backer.
In his first interview since the chemical attack on civilians and the airstrikes by the United States and European allies in early April, Assad speaks to Kathimerini’s executive editor Alexis Papachelas about a wide range of issues including US President Donald Trump, who has called Assad an “animal”.
The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran on Tuesday is the first step in the American plan for a regime change in Iran carried out in accordance with the Iraqi scenario, Middle East expert Sami Ramadani said.
Hundreds of mines, some said to originate from NATO countries, as well as scores of mortar shells and frag grenades have been retrieved by Syrian sappers in the town of Douma. The mine-clearing effort was caught on camera.
The days of ISIS controlling territory and terrorizing the people of Syria are coming to an end,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.The operations will be conducted by the US-led coalition and local partners, including the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces.
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Austria’ peacekeepers knowingly allowed Syrian police to enter a deadly trap in the Golan Heights in 2012. Austrian media was told by an ex-peacekeeper that troops in general had orders to not interfere.
China has published a report listing the woes of American democracy, including human rights, interventions and discrimination.
The “Human Rights Record of the United States in 2017” report is a response to the US State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.
An attempt by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to set two types of encryption as global standards suffered a major setback on Tuesday, after online security experts from countries including U.S. allies voted against the plan, for use on the “internet of things.”
Under a law that US President Donald Trump signed in August, any country trading with Russia’s defence and intelligence sectors will face sanctions. The law is designed to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin